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Family Law Attorney Racine WI

Dealing with a family law issue in Racine, WI is one of the toughest things you’ll ever go through. Whether you’re dealing with a divorce, child support, custody or any other family legal issue, having an experienced attorney on your side is key. Read more about how our Wisconsin family lawyers can help you through this mess and protect your rights every step of the way. We can help with any other family law issues that matter.
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Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

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The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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About Family Law Attorney Racine WI:

Family Law in Racine, WI

Family law covers a wide range of issues from divorce and child custody to adoption and guardianship. In Wisconsin, you need a deep understanding of state laws and regulations to navigate these legal waters so having an experienced family law lawyer on your side in a divorce case is key.

  • Divorce in Wisconsin: An Overview

Wisconsin is a “no-fault” divorce state which means you don’t need to prove wrongdoing by the other party to get a divorce. One spouse just needs to believe the marriage is “irretrievably broken”. This makes the divorce process simpler but doesn’t eliminate the need for other legal services guidance especially when the divorce is contested. Contested divorces where parties disagree on key issues like child custody, support, and property division require thorough legal representation to succeed.

  • Child Custody and Placement: A Sensitive Issue

Child custody and placement is one of the most emotional issues in family law. Wisconsin family lawyers deal with parent's emotions running high, especially when it comes to their children. The state distinguishes between legal custody – making major decisions for the child – and physical placement – where the child resides. While Wisconsin courts generally favor joint legal custody so both parents have a role in the child’s life, physical placement can vary widely and requires a deep understanding of the law and a strategic approach to advocate family law clients.

  • Protecting Your Rights and Future

A family law lawyer in Racine, WI represents you in court and your divorce lawyer is your advocate and guide through the process. They protect your rights, especially in critical areas like property division, child support, and spousal maintenance. They can also help you tailor your divorce agreement to fit your needs and address potential future issues before they become problems.

Real Life Story: Divorce and Custody with Compassion

Sarah and John were getting a divorce. They had two young children and 10 years of marriage. The stakes were high. The anger and frustration they felt towards divorce law and each other was palpable especially when discussing who would have custody of the children and how their assets would be divided.

In this high-emotion situation, Sarah and John decided to get legal representation, they knew the value of having someone who could approach the family law matters in their situation with objectivity and legal knowledge. Their lawyer, a Wisconsin family law attorney, worked to ensure the children’s best interests were at the forefront of every decision and advocated for joint legal custody and a fair and equal division of assets.

Through negotiation and a deep understanding of Wisconsin family law, the lawyer helped Sarah and John reach an agreement that met the children’s needs and set them on the path to co-parenting. Their story shows the importance of family lawyers in family law attorneys turning a potentially nasty situation into one where everyone feels heard and respected.

Wisconsin family law is complicated, it requires not just legal knowledge but also sensitivity and foresight. Whether you are getting a divorce, custody battle, or any other family law issue having the right attorney can make all the difference. Family lawyers in Wisconsin are not just legal representatives; they are advocates who will protect your rights and secure a future for your family.

Open Communication

No one wants a client to be in the dark, not knowing what’s going on with their case. Part of our core practice model is to keep our clients informed of their case status.

Relationships Built on Trust and Communication

Legal issues are stressful. You don’t need added stress from an attorney who is slow to communicate and hasn’t given you a clear plan to resolve your case. Trust comes from knowing your attorney has your back and has your best interests at heart.

Competitive Fees with Great Service

We are not a free legal aid law firm; however, we offer top-notch service at a local price. Legal solutions cost money but putting them off only leads to more headaches and financial problems.

A Team That Works on Your Case

Many of our legal clients have complained that their last firm partner just didn’t have the staff or expertise to handle their case. Our attorneys communicate with each other across the firm and get input from several lawyers without the extra cost.

Our Skills and Services

We have decades of knowledge and experience in many areas of practice. We want to be a one-stop shop for our business community. When you have a legal question, we want to be the first firm you think of because you know you can trust us to have the answer or know the next best solution.

Let our family attorney give you the aggressive representation you deserve!

Directions to our Racine Location

From Kenosha, WI:

  1. Start on WI-32 N/Sheridan Rd heading north toward Racine.
  2. Continue to follow WI-32 N into Racine.
  3. Turn right onto 6th St.
  4. Your destination will be on the left.

From Milwaukee, WI:

  1. Take I-94 E/I-41 S towards Chicago.
  2. Use the exit toward WI-20/Washington Ave and head east towards Racine.
  3. Merge onto WI-32 N/Main St.
  4. Turn right onto 6th St; the destination will be on your left.

From Oak Creek, WI:

  1. Head south on I-94/I-41.
  2. Take exit for WI-20 E/Washington Ave towards Racine.
  3. Follow WI-20 E, then merge onto WI-32 N/Main St.
  4. Turn right onto 6th St; the destination will be on your left.
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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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209 6th St

Racine, WI 53403

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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

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Recent Changes to Wisconsin Family Law

  • Wisconsin follows a no-fault divorce system, where the only legal ground for divorce is that the marriage is irretrievably broken, either stated under oath by both parties or demonstrated through a period of living apart for 12 months prior to filing for divorce.
  • In Wisconsin, a divorce cannot proceed to a final hearing until 120 days have passed since the service of the summons and petition, although this waiting period can be waived by the court under compelling circumstances.
  • Wisconsin's family law mandates a 50/50 division of property upon divorce, recognizing the state as a community property jurisdiction, but separate property acquired through specific means like inheritance, or gifts remains with the individual spouse.

Read more about Recent Changes to Wisconsin Family Law 2024

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